World on a String Summer Retreat
at the Tenuta Ippocrate
in the heart of Campania, Italy
Spa -Agri Turismo- Organic Farm-Relax-Wine Therapy- Music
Come to the Kingdom of Naples this summer and receive the royal treatment while enriching your musical enjoyment and knowledge.
Spend a beautiful week playing music and enjoying Italian food, culture, and wellness.
Join me for my summer World on String International Retreat
July 8th- 14 th 2019
Classes held at the prestigious Tenuta Ippocrate, Montefredanee (AV)
Master Class Workshops:
Italian Traditional Folk Music
Ensemble and Chamber Music
Mandolin Repertoire (Classical, Italian Traditional & Brazilian Choro)
Directed by John T. La Barbera, the workshop provides an excellent opportunity for professional and non professional musicians to experience ensemble playing, divided into sections to form a symphonic musical group.
The repertoire will include a wide variety of styles from various world folk traditions, Jazz, Popular, Brazilian, Classical, and also original music.
All players are welcomed. The only requirement is that you can read music on your instrument. The workshop will be divided up into Beginners (for playing accompaniment, harmony parts), Intermediate and Advanced, (for playing the main melodies and for soloists).
Italian Music Workshops are based on LaBarbera's books, Traditional Southern Italian Mandolin and Fiddle Tunes, and Italian Folk Music for Mandolin (Mel Bay Publications).
This intermediate level workshop is hands-on and also includes the historical background of the music, techniques and repertoire of the songs, ballads, serenades, Neapolitan villanelle and authentic tarantella and pizzica music. Studies include mandolin techniques with preparatory technical studies; students will learn the Italian style of tremolo, picking, and rhythms that accentuate the music.
A Final Concert by participants will be held at the Tenuta
Payment for tuition fee can be made via PAYPAL (see below) or by money order in USD
$600 USD per person for tuition* (see below)
Special Rate for World On A String participants includes
Lodging and three meals a day
75 EURO per day/person paid directly to the Tenuta when
booked directly with Tenuta Ippocrate
+ 39 0825 672232
ask for Filomena
Pay $75.00 deposit to hold your place and secure registration.
(Non Refundable) Due by March 1
Use REGISTRATION & TUITION button below.
E-mail your name/ playing level and contact information to:
or call 917 488 3692.
Make your room reservations directly with the Tenuta as soon as you can and tell them you will be arriving on July 7 for the music workshop.
(You will be paying them for your lodging.)
Contact your airlines for flight reservations to arrive in Naples Airport 7/7.
Pay $600 USD tuition fee for the World On A String workshop
(Balance due by May 1st)
Click on the REGISTRATION & TUITION button to pay via PAYPAL
Send a money order payable to:
Itri Music Productions
584 Catalpa Ave
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
Purchase the required texts in advance (2 books).
Southern Italian Mandolin and Fiddle Tunes
Italian Folk Music for Mandolin
To purchase books NOW with PAYPAL go the merchandise page
of this website
Spa or wellness therapy are not included in the package.
They must be booked separately with Tenuta Ippocrate
(rates are reasonable)
Book Today for a wonderful experience
I am looking forward to playing music with you in Southern Italy this summer.
Buon Viaggio!! -
John T. LaBarbera